Controls Engineer
at Lasko Products

Date Posted: 8/30/2020

Job Description

Job Description/Summary

This position requires the ability to write PLC programs for equipment.  The ability to troubleshoot equipment is a must. 

Basic hand tools are required for this position.  Design from concept to completion machine controls and PLC programming.

Essential Functions

•Troubleshoot equipment, recommend corrections, and provide solutions.

•Electrical and electronic control system design, fabrication, and troubleshooting, to support both current operations and new equipment builds

•Identify areas for automation improvements, or new automation, and then working with a mechanical designer to create, design, justify, fabricate, program, test, debug, install and commission your solution

•Support maintenance and operations with PLC and electronic issues when needed

•Monitor and support live-time manufacturing data acquisition systems, including creation of customer dashboards

•Create palletizer stack programs (via PLC) to support new products and requested customer changes to provide skid configurations

•Interface with corporate IT when projects require, and provide on-site assistance when needed

•Must be hands on and capable to running wiring, building control cabinets, HMI (Human Machine Interface) panels, light mechanical fabrication

•Knowledge of robotics and EOAT (END of Arm Tooling), including collaborative applications, is a plus.

•Travel to other sites minimal

Education and Experience

•Engineering degree or equivalent

•5-10 years manufacturing environment

•5-10 years of technical experience required

•Knowledge of electrical, PLC programming & industrial networks, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and/or electronic equipment and systems required. OMROM expertise is a plus.

Competencies and Abilities

•Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

•Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.

•Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

•Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

•Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

•Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

•Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using own drive or initiative.

•Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Snapshot

About Us

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Mr. Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Over the years, the product line was adapted to capture changing consumer needs. As America moved to the suburbs in the mid-20 th century, Lasko expanded into small appliances, fans and household portable heaters. From there, company growth continued and American manufacturing locations expanded to Tennessee and Texas where production continues today.

For more than 100 years, Lasko Products, Inc. has continued its growth and leadership in home comfort and convenience products, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and creative atmosphere generally associated with a small company. Through innovation, flexibility, and this entrepreneurial attitude, Lasko responds to the continually changing needs of today’s consumers.

If you are a hands-on team player and would like to join a company where each individual makes a significant contribution to, and shares in the success of, the team’s efforts, please contact us. Human capital is one of our most valued resources.

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